AntiGravity® Yoga is a fitness regimen designed by Christopher Harrison to help relieve spinal pressure, align the body and connect it spiritually with the mind. Incorporating aspects of traditional yoga poses, aerial arts, Pilates and dance, these fitness techniques are used throughout the world.

In life, hidden in the Forces that pull us Down, is the Energy to lift us Up.
— Christopher Harrison, AntiGravity Founder & Creator

Benefits

  • Decompress tight joints
  • Core strengthening and lengthening
  • Increased muscular strength & flexibility
  • Fine-tuning balance & increased proprioception
  • Low impact cardio-vascular conditioning
  • Perform advanced yoga & postural inversions without neck or back compression
  • Hold challenging yoga postures longer and on correct alignment
  • Stretch further with less strain
  • Muscular tension release thorough self-massage techniques
  • Adds an entirely new dimension to your Yoga/Fitness practice
  • Create better body awareness while increasing overall agility
  • Self-esteem enhancement throughconquering fears
  • Refreshes the lymphatic, digestive & circulatory systems
  • Releases "Happy hormones" i.e. serotonin, endorphins, oxytocin, dopamine
  • Increases the Neuroplasticity of the brain (one's ability to learn)

Health Considerations

While participating in AntiGravity techniques, you will be required to sign a waiver.  Should you choose to participate despite contraindications, please carefully monitor your own resistance. Listen to your body and know you are welcome to stop and be still at any point.  Your safety is our very first concern.

  • Pregnancy
  • Glaucoma
  • Recent surgery (esp. shoulder, eyes, back, hip, hand, wrist)
  • Irregular Heart function
  • Very high or very low blood pressure
  • Easy onset Vertigo
  • Osteoporosis/bone weakness
  • Recent head injury
  • Fainting
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Severe arthritis
  • Sinusitis
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Disc herniation
  • Recent stroke
  • Cerebral Sclerosis
  • Botox (within 6 hours)

Vertigo
Approximately 1% of the population experience vertigo to the extent where they cannot practice this technique.  Plan to feel a bit dizzy after inversions or swinging while your blood flow is being refreshed and your body is recalibrating. This is a natural occurrence. Go to a resting posture (such as Floating Child’s Pose, Chillax, Plum or BackLean) and breathe, it will soon subside. The more you practice, the less this will occur. If you are uncomfortable for more than 10 seconds, lie down under the Hammock or go get a drink of water. Vertigo is a very real sensation for many people who suffer from a mild form of dyslexia that makes them uncomfortable when their hips are over their head. If this sounds familiar to you, go at your own pace and make your instructor aware so that you can receive extra attention.